the splitboard bench
•Splitboard Bench •
5' L x 18 1/2" T x 13 1/2" D
  30 Hours

Closeup of the
              splitboard bench
The seat of the Splitboard Bench seat is made from one thick piece of walnut split down its thickness and laid out as a bookmatch.  The separation of the two pieces is a nice added detail.
Leg detail of
              the splitboard bench
The joinery is a clever one on this piece.  The tapered legs are angled at 30° and the aprons are joined to the legs with floating tenons.  The cross pieces down the middle add support to the bench and are joined using sliding dovetails.

 

Made of a beautiful piece of air dried walnut sawn by the client's grandfather, the Splitboard Bench is finished with boiled linseed oil, Waterlox varnish and paste wax.

 

 

 

PETE E. MICHELINIE, FURNITURE MAKER
PETE@MICHELINIE.COM 802.245.4765